Logan Smith

1865 - 1946

A Quote by Logan Pearsall Smith on danger

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How many of our daydreams would darken into nightmares, were there a danger of their coming true!

Logan Smith (1865 - 1946)

Source: Afterthoughts, "Life and Human Nature" (1931).

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A Quote by Logan Pearsall Smith on achievement, aim, life, and mankind

There are two things to aim at in life: first, to get what you want; and, after that, to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second.

Logan Smith (1865 - 1946)

Source: Afterthoughts, 1931

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A Quote by Logan Pearsall Smith on plants

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Isn't it odd that flowers are the reproductive organs of the plants they grow on?

Logan Smith (1865 - 1946)

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A Quote by Logan Pearsall Smith on death, forgiveness, and friendship

I can't forgive my friends for dying; I don't find these vanishing acts of theirs at all amusing.

Logan Smith (1865 - 1946)

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A Quote by Logan Pearsall Smith on authors and good

What I like in a good author is not what he says, but what he whispers.

Logan Smith (1865 - 1946)

Source: Afterthoughts, 1931

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A Quote by Logan Pearsall Smith on happiness, vulgarity, and wine

Happiness is a wine of the rarest vintage, and seems insipid to a vulgar taste.

Logan Smith (1865 - 1946)

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A Quote by Logan Pearsall Smith

When they come downstairs from their Ivory Towers, idealists are very apt to walk straight into the gutter.

Logan Smith (1865 - 1946)

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A Quote by Logan Pearsall Smith on leisure, losing, and soul

If you are losing your leisure, look out; you may be losing your soul.

Logan Smith (1865 - 1946)

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A Quote by Logan Pearsall Smith on authors, modesty, and vanity

Every author, however modest, keeps a most outrageous vanity chained like a madman in the padded cell of his breast.

Logan Smith (1865 - 1946)

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A Quote by Logan Pearsall Smith on behavior and day

To suppose, as we all suppose, that we could be rich and not behave as the rich behave, is like supposing that we could drink all day and stay sober.

Logan Smith (1865 - 1946)

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